The de Broglie equation is an equation used to describe the wave properties of matter. The de Broglie equation is as follows:
Where λ is the wavelength of the particle (m),
h is the Plank’s constant (6.626 x 10-34 m2 kg / s)
m is the mass of the particle (kg)
v is the speed of the particle (m/s)
An alpha particle (mass = 6.6 x 10 −24 g) emitted by a radium isotope travels at 3.4 x 107 ± 0.1 x 10 7 mi/h. What is its de Broglie wavelength (in meters)?
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